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2020 European Online Poomsae Championships: last 24 hours to send your video

2020 European Online Poomsae Championships: last 24 hours to send your video

Daedo and Taekwondo Europe are organising an online Poomsae Championships between May 4-10 to keep the elite competition alive during the Covid-19 pandemic / Send your video to online@worldtaekwondoeurope.com until 30 April 23:59 CET

With sport suspended and many people unable to leave their homes, World Taekwondo Europe and Daedo are set to hold an online competition from May 4 to 10.

Athletes from all age ranges will be able to upload a video of themselves performing a predetermined poomsae, which will be scored by international referees.

Winners have been promised a medal and certificate. 

Spanish Taekwondo equipment company Daedo will also reward the video with the most likes and the one with the highest number of shares with a voucher of €250 (£217/$272) each.

Registration for the event closes on Saturday (April 25), with video uploads set to open 72 hours before the event begins. The deadline will be 30 April at 23:59 CET and the email address you have to send your videos to is online@worldtaekwondoeurope.com. The majority of World Taekwondo events have been cancelled or postponed this year due to the pandemic, which has now infected more than 2.3 million people worldwide and killed more than 158,000.

The organisation has also switched its Extraordinary Council meeting on May 12, originally meant to be held in the Olympic House in Lausanne, to a teleconference meeting.  

Next year’s World Taekwondo Championships, scheduled for May 2021, have been affected.

They will now be held after the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021, taking place from July 23 to August 8 and August 24 to September 5 respectively.

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